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newtoww youth players came out for the clinic. 3 &pafter the tragedy at sandy hook eeementary school... new efforts are underway to protect children across the country. in oklahoma shoootng simuultion. everything from sweeping classrooms to neutralizing a threat was being rehearsed. "ttat's whaa we try tooget out of this training, aalevel of realism and what decisionn they'll make if and when they get the all." call." henryetta 55-hundred....with only 12 police officers. the nearest back-up is hours away. so they ssy traiiing for sittations ike these are a must. since the tragic schooo shooting in newtown connecticut,,there are calls for stricter guns laws. but do hey work? ///crime and justice reporter joy lepola is here now with new information from the fbii... ...that might impact the debate much of thh focus of new calls for stricter gun control has focused on assault rifless like the ar-15 used by adam adults in ewtown connecticut. but statistics ccmpiled by rifles is tte firearm least likely to be used in murder. in fact,,clubs, knives ann
of superstorm sandy. after politically charged delay and a wave of criticism, the house votes today on nearly $10 billion worth of storm relief. >>> and as a new session of congress is sworn in, so is a record number of women lawmakers. >>> full house. nearly every student from sandy hook elementary school is in attendance as classes resume for the first time since last month's tragic shooting. >>> and on thin ice. two teenagers find themselves stranded and in need of rescue on a frozen lake. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, january 24th, 2013. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the 113th congress has been sworn in, and today the house takes up its first piece of business, the bill of providing aid to victims of superstorm sandy. john boehner was re-elected as speaker of the house, but he sparked a flood of criticism from within his own party. tara mergener is in washington this morning. tara, good morning to you. >>> terrell, the speaker changed course after an angry backlash for the delay. it's the first of two votes t
outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
chow in his cell. >>> superstorm sandy is something that nobody wants to relive. and if an elaborate $20 billion plan is put into effect. no one may ever have to. ...and down. just use your maxperks card and get a case of x-9 paper for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. >>> president barack obama signed into law on sunday, a $9.7 superstorm sandy aid package. the clean-up from superstorm sandy labors on across the northeast. part of that include as plan to prevent the next flooding disaster. one idea? a $20 billion system of barriers, here's cnn's david mattingly. when superstorm sandy hit breezy point, new york, ocean waves crashed on to city streets and brought houses off their foundations. the only option residents had was to head to higher ground. >> they were sitting ducks. there was nothing they could do except run. >> how high was the water right here? >> the water would be probably six feet above our heads. >> six feet? >> above our heads. 12 feet, say. >> malcolm bowlman is the an expert on the dangers of a storm surge hit
control. more than two months after superstorm sandy, billions of dollars of help for the victims who lost so much. some say it's too little, too late. >>> remarkable recovery. malala leaving the hospital after nearly being killed by the taliban. tonight she's walking and inspiring people around the world. >>> and what's wrong with this picture? what happened after the women of the hill posed for a photo and why it's getting so much attention tonight. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm lester holt in tonight for brian, who will be back monday. a lot of americans are spending this first week of the new year flat on their backs, taken down by the flu in numbers we typically wouldn't see until much later in the winter. and according to the centers for disease control, those numbers are rapidly climbing with a peak nowhere in sight. the government reports as of a week ago, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. that's 10 more states and a week earlier. what's more, this flu strain ap
or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
. the house meets at 10 eastern to consider a bill regarding hurricane sandy relief funding. you can see that live on c-span at 10 eastern. and at 1 p.m. eastern, centers will join house members for a joint meeting of congress. >> coming up on c-span2, we will have live coverage at 1030 the am eastern of nancy pelosi's news conference. before that, some of yesterday's mock swearing-in ceremony. new and returning senators met with vice president biden in the old senate chamber. we will show you as much of this as we can until our live event in an hour. >> part of yesterday's opening of the 113th congress was a mock swearing-in ceremony for new and reelected senators. the official swearing-in was on the senate floor your the mock ceremony with vice president joe biden was later in the old senate chamber. we will show you as much of this as we can until our live event at 10:30 a.m. eastern. >> please raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear the true faith
ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
obama signed into law the first of the sandy relief bills, to provide $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds to victims of super storm sandy. congress passed the bill on friday. the house has to vote on two other measures to provide $60 billion in aid. >> the second amendment -- it's about freedom. the first amendment's about freedom. the fourth amendment's about freedom i. have you bone the law and committed a violent act, should you be able to buy a semi-automatic handweapon. >> you shouldn't have a conceal and carry. >> if this is any indication of what lies ahead, it's going to be a problem. >> just a little taste of the spirited example we saw on fox news sunday. yeah, it really was. if you look at the guests, this morning, and the way they were going at each other over the debt ceiling debate and over spending versus raising revenue, it gives you a real indication of how the debate's going to go the next six to eight weeks. they both had strident positions and none seemed to want to budge. you talk to senator ted cruz who thinks there is too much compromise in washington. if neit
of the charges. >>> finally, some relief is heading to the victims of superstorm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. [ male announcer ] break the grip of back or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law a 9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> earlier i spoke with our political regulars, elsi granders granderson. elzi is a senior writer for espn, and anna is a republican strategist. we talked about the fiscal cliff and the strategizing that new
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
could the damage caused by superstorm sandy lead to criminals escaping justice that is the fear in new york where the storm's impact could be worse than anyone imagined.! slp ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >> superstorm sandy did not just disrupt millions people's lives, it now threatens court cases in the new york city system. here is mary snow. >> this flood damage warehouse right on new york harbor, can actually clog the city's over flowing criminal system for years to come. it sits in an area of brooklyn devastated by superstorm sandy. inside it, there's thousands of police evidence that cannot be touched. >> significant flooding has been taken place. no question about it, we are trying to sort through it and you know, assess the total damage. it's -- it's a big job. >> that was back in november. the police department says it still has not been able to get into this facility and a second one because of sewege contamination. >>
this controversy in washington, as well as hurricane sandy. there was some pretty big-waits on the economy, and yet is still continued -- weight on the economy, and yet it still continued dto churto churn ahea. every month, we have traded on average 153,000 jobs. -- created on average 153,000 jobs. host: in a country with well over 3 million americans, they're more than 12,000,002 are currently out of work. almost 5 million long-term unemployed. the discouraged worker, about 1.1 million. guest: it is good that the economy kept churning along, but it is bad the we have such a lousy economy. we believe to create something like 350,000 -- we need to create something like 350,000 jobs to get unemployment down to 6%. we're falling short every single month. it is a recovery. we were in such a deep hole that it has been really difficult to dig out of this whole. -- hole. if you're looking and reasons for optimism, you can look at this and say, good. if you're one of those 12 million people who does not have a job, this is a disappointing report because it is not stronger. it is not enough to start to job
of superstorm sandy. today the vote. my next guest says this fight is a sign of, quote, civil war in the gop. take tylenol or take, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> hurricane sandy victims may be in the eye of another storm but this one is all hot air. it is a political storm. today the house passed the first part of a sandy disaster relief package, $9.7 billion but it was supposed to be $60 billion. so some republicans howled after speakerer john boehner scrapped a vote on that. new jersey governor said this is why americans hate congress. the house is going to consider the rest of everything, the rest of the $51 billion later on this month. in the meantime eral lewis joins us from new york. i want to quote for our audience something you wrote in that piece. i would love it if you could lay out for me what that war really looks like when it comes to people and exactly what they are sayi
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
john boehner didn't put superstorm sandy aid to a vote tuesday stirring up outrage, but boehner was reelected speaker. with the looming debt ceiling crisis lawmakers have to figure out where to cut spending which has proved not to be an easy task with partisan politics at play. >> we have to be able to take back common ground. we all agree we've got to deal with the national debt. we've got to deal with our deficits. >> the president needs to show up early this time. the american people will not tolerate the kind of last minute crisis that we've seen again and again over the last four years. >> reporter: in washington i'm sandra nedo. >>> a familiar face returning to work to a round of applause today. senator mark kirk back for the first time since he suffered a debilitating stroke almost one year ago. vice president joe biden and senator joe manchin stood by the illinois republican as had he to use a four-pronged cane to climb those 45 steps to the capitol. senator kirk had to learn to walk again after that stroke. >>> d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton is in her 11th term up
sandy, t the disappearing ice slights at the north pole becoming ever harder to ignore but science and facts continue to demonstrate that yes climate change is real. so no one should really be surprised the last year was the hottest on record for north america, shattering the old record by one entire degree. that may not sound like a lot but keep in mind, if the world's average temperature increases by 5 degrees scientists think sea levels could climb as much as 20 feet causing cities like miami new orleans, to go the route of atlantis. skeptics keep on being skeptics. you are right. climate change science is a sinister conspiracy by the entire world scientific community to slightly reduce corporate profit by convincing people that air pollution is bad. that makes a lot more sense. joining us now via skype is heroic environmentalist and founder of 350.org the man who's become the leading face in the movement to raise awareness about climate change, bill mckickin'. it is an honor to have you here on the program. >> very good to be with you. >> john: is it worst that we broke the rec
some much needed aid to the victims of superstorm sandy is now ready for the president's signature. this is just a fraction of the money lawmakers from the lev stated region had asked for -- devastated region had asked for, but congressional leaders are promising more aid later in the month. danielle nottingham with more from capitol hill. >> reporter: congress is sending nearly $10 billion to the victims of superstorm sandy. the money will help northeast residents who filed flood insurance claims. >> it's up to us. >> reporter: congressman michael grimm, a former marine, did not want to return to his devastated district empty handed. >> i would rather have been back in the gulf whether it's afghanistan, iraq, kuwait like i was and deal with bullets flying than to deal with going back to staten island and telling these people i can't help them. >> reporter: earlier this week the house was supposed to vote on a $60 billion senate passed aid package, but house speaker john boehner pulled the bill setting off a political firestorm. now republican congressman peter king says there a
parks faced closures - why they apparently did it. >>> people hit by superstorm sandy. could soon be getting relief money -- but others will still have to wait. >>> and - it looked like a congressional photo-op. but this picture turned out to be a photo-shop. we'll explain - next. (male announcer) this is bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> catherine: now at 5-30. a new report released today says that employees with the california department of parks and recreation intentionally hid millions of dollars from the state. kron 4's charles clifford has more. >> reporter: last summer it was discovered that the california department of parks and recreation may have had up to 54 million dollars hidden in two accounts. the news was particularily shocking because at the time california was considering closing down dozens of state parks due to a lack of funding the news also resulted in the resignation of parks and rec director, ruth colemn. but in this new report, the state attorney generals office concludes that 34 million dollars of that money was innocently misplaced, the r
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> prisoners, including death row prisoners could be set free because of a doctor's workload and tactics is the focus of a major investigation. cnn's victor blackwell has been looking into this very disturbing story. >> if you died in mississippi of any sort of suspicious circumstances, chances are dr. hand was going to be cutting you open. >> that's a former public defender talking about dr. steven han, a pathologist who has done tens and thousands of autopsies. >> how many would you say from the late '80s until probably a few years ago. >> somewhere in the range of 1400, 1500 nrk that range, maybe 1600. >> that's five to six times what's recommended by the national association of medical examiners. for the first time on television, han is resp
-in congress tackles the hurricane sandy aid bill today. will the vote tear republicans apart, again. >>> the december jobs report. just 90 minutes away. how will holiday hiring affect the numbers? what does this mean for the health of our economy? >>> video you have to see. take a look at this. teenagers trapped on the ice. clinging to life on the tree. the rescue you need to stick around to watch. >> among guests this morning. former ohio congressman steve la tourette, newly sworn in congresswoman tulsi gabbard. mike dewine, tim ferriss and steve rinella. i have one word for you. >> squirrel. >> it's true. we have squirrel. friday, january 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> our starting point this morning. in just hours, the brand spanking new 113th congress will vote on a nearly $10 billion aid package for superstorm sandy victims. this after the outrage over speaker boehner canceling the initial vote early this week. athena jones live in our washington bureau. expected to be an easy one today, dana? >> it looks like it will be passed. about $9.7 billion in borrowing auth
measures being considered by joe biden's task force established after the sandy hook shootings. what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? it's our talk back question today. facebook.com/carolcnn. or send me a tweet. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, what, if any, new gun laws should be passed? we're getting our first glimpse into what the white house may propose in terms of gun legislation. according to "the washington post," joe biden and his task force are considering reip st e reinstating the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, requiring universal gun checks for gun buyers, establishing a national gun sale database, strengthening mental health checks, imposing stiffer penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors. wow, ideas, something to talk about. forget that. already, nra-backed lawmakers are shooting down the administration's approach. >> i think you need to putter g everything on the table, but what i hear from the administration and if "the washington post" is
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of massive flood damage from superstorm sandy. we'll explain. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> 24 hours and bipartisanship ushered in with a brand new congress already seems to be shifting just weeks before the next major battle over the debt ceiling republican lawmakers are making it clear they are ready to fight the president. let's bring in our national political correspondent on capitol hill with the latest. >> it seems old habits die hard. remember the moments yesterday as members of 113th congress were sworn in? never mind. after surviving a failed coo led by his own members john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a closed door meeting of house republicans a source tells cnn boehner said he will demand budget cuts larger than any increase in the debt limit. boehner told the members the focus turns to spending that puts republicans and congress back on a collision course with the white house after the president insisted he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> i will not have another debate with this congress over whether or not the
'll be okay. >> and a lot of people felt that way. the people of sandy hook trying to move forward and honor the lives lost. i'm deborah feyerick, thanks for joining us. i'm deborah feyerick. have a good night and a great have a good night and a great week. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> big new developments in the health of hillary clinton. she is back to work today. >> the case against accused a rare ra movie sheeter james holmes. we are just hours away from prosecutors unveiling their evidence in court. >> the biggest scandal to hit washington since washington. call it knee gate. >> seriously. >> what is one of the brightest stars doing in the game with a bum knee only to injure it again, maybe even worse? >> i cannot tell you how we have been discussing this this morning. it's a story. >> there is outrage. there is consternation in washington right after the fiscal cliff. can they get no reprieve after all the problems they've had? >> oh, my goodness. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> nice to have you back. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the
congress, relief for the victims of superstorm sandy. today the house approved nearly $10 billion in aid to pay for flood insurance claims. jennifer johnson is on the hill where lawmakers have been outraged, baas the bill's passening has been delayed. >> that's right. the new congress began with often emotional, angry testimony from lawmakers demanding more aid for victims of superstorm sandy. lawmakers from the northeast were leaving nothing to chance, furious that money for flood insurance claims have been held up for victims of superstorm sandy. >> they've been suffering. they have suffered long enough. they need to hear from their government. >> this is a total, total disaster in helping those people. >> reporter: the vote was delayed earlier this week by how speaker john boehner unleashing a string of protests, now some republicans claim that the program was out of money, adding to the debt. >> the national flood insurance program is broke. it is beyond broke. it is now taxpayer bailout broke. >> the yays are 354, the nays 67. >> reporter: the bill easily passed but 67 house republi
momentum for gun control is coming out of the most recent massacre, the one at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. an event that shook a normally poised president, remember this, wiped a tear away, later announced a task force to curb gun violence, to be led by vice president joe biden. one of the vice president's first moves, extending an invitation to the nra. let me take you to washington and talk to cnn political editor paul steinhauser. paul, just what is the task force hoping to get out of approaching the nra? >> i think what they want to do here is get voices and get voices of all sides in the gun argument here. that's why the nra was given an invitation. take a listen to jay carney, white house press secretary, asked about the nra attending these immediatings this wee i m. >> the vice president's group invited a number of organizations and individuals to participate in meetings. they include gun owners, and groups that represent gun owners, groups that represent sports men and sports women. the nra has been one of the groups -- one of the many groups invited. i wil
left over from last session. first in the house, a bill to help victims of superstorm sandy. house speaker john boehner nixed the vote in the last hours of 2012, drawing a firestorm of criticism. it comes up in the house in two parts- the first tomorrow, and the other mid-january. >> the next act will begin a couple of months from now, probably in late february, early march, when we hit the debt ceiling and when the automatic spending cuts come into play again, and either have to be replaced with other spending cuts, or again, kicked down the road. >> reporter: these are the same issues that snarled congress in the summer of 2011, and again during the fiscal cliff debate. there's little hope for a better outcome this year. president obama has promised not to negotiate with the new congress on raising the debt ceiling, but republicans are ready to use it to force major federal spending reforms and tame the national debt. right now, the u.s. owes $16 trillion, but some calculate our total liabilities much higher. and as congress jumps from small deal to small deal as they have been,
and charlie, over to you. >>> months after superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, the task of rebuilding there continues. >> up next we're going to show you how one city is working to reconstruct a historic landmark, this time though they want to make it stronger. >> and abc2 is working for you with the very latest on this ongoing flu outbreak. we have new information this morning. what you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe from getting sick. >> news time right now eight minutes after 5:00 and as we head to break, everybody is getting into the spirit of the ravens heading out west. take a look at downtown baltimore. city hall is glowing purple. first it was the stencil and now they are lighting up the town purple. we'll be right back. what can we do with a brand new year, and a room that needs refreshing? we can work with a new collection of carpet that proves durable can be softer than ever. we can get for less and spread that softness even further. turns out, we can do even more than we thought we could. because this is the year of doing. more saving. more doing. that'
for the northeast to recover from superstorm sandy in october. while the $9 billion passed relatively easily, the next bill, the $51 billion in aid, is expected to face much more scrutiny when congress takes it up january 15th. >> sources tell cnn president obama is likely to nominate republican chuck hagel as defense secretary next week. he was a former senator from nebraska who retired in 2009. the president has called him a patriot but critics have noted he has opposed sanctions against iran and the surge of troops in iraq under the bush administration. >>> it may be a new year but congress it appears is reverting to its old ways, the same old same old. with multiple budget crises ahead like the debt ceiling and automatic spending cuts, the continuing budget resolution, the people who watch capitol hill say the partisanship and brinkmanship will be as bitter as ever. cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta explains why. >> reporter: after surviving a failed coup led by his own members beleaguered house speaker john boehner wants to take the same fractured party into battle. in a
justice is in jeopardy in new york. all thanks to superstorm sandy. >>> partisan, unpopular, ineffective. just some of the words used to describe congress. all morning long we'll go in focus on whether the house of representatives is more like a house of cards. >>> what lawmaker is introducing controversial sex election legislation along with three other bills next week? we'll talk with him. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. because for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military
had hurricane sandy in there. you had the seasonal adjustments that recently changed how they equate the unemployment rate, etcete etcetera. so i think overall that this number has a great potential to miss. we saw a nice report out of adp yesterday morning. it really didn't have as big of an effect as you might think because of the great rally the day before. so to your point, i actually think that there's a little bit of risk that if we miss on the downside, we can be bullish here. if we miss on the sps, many of the traders are looking at a s&p future, so many people think we have to go up and test 1474.51. that would by about a 150-point rally. but -- and if you look at the volatility and the vision being at a low level, tlt a lot of the market numbers are telling us that we should rally. but, again, this number is going to be a very interesting one to watch after last month's number was a bit on the dull side. the one thing i would say is it's nice to get back to watching normality in the market rather than watching d.c. all day. >> i think we're still there. and the deal that we
for the victims of superstorm sandy. the senate will take it up later it today. it made it to the house floor after lawmakers let speaker john boehner know they did not want that vote delayed. jim acosta is on capitol hill covering all of this. jim, i understand they're getting to work. we like that. we like to see that on the first day of the job, getting something done. >> that's right. >> the house is going to hold a second vote next week. tell us about that. >> well, after this initial section of sandy relief was passed by the house earlier in morning by a vote of 354-7 susan, susadz suzanne we expect it to passed. the first chunk will shore up the government's flood insurance program and pay to claims to people trying to get some relief for some of the damage that they sustained and they're seeking help through the program. the rest is expected to come later on this month. not all is a sure thing. this second chunk is going to have to be negotiated here in the house, and then go over to the senate. there was some talk before all of this got started, you know, when this all went down the
obama has signed a $9.7 billion superstorm sandy aid package. most will be used to pay flood insurance claims. a second bill will be voted on on january 15th. house speaker john boehner received harsh criticism from chris christie and peter king, both republicans, when he refused to bring the bill up for house vote. >>> hockey fans may have something to cheer about. the league and players association came to a tentative agreement yesterday on a ten-year deal that would end the lockout. >> for the ten fans remaining. >> for all ten of you fans left, there could be hockey soon. it could be approved by team players and owners. and you ten fans could watch hockey as early as next week. >>> football. mike shanahan might have explaining to do after star quarterback robert griffin iii appeared to badly reinjure his knee. it happened in the fourth quarter as rg3 tried to recover a fumbled snap. it hurt to just watch it. wasn't even touched. check this out right now. he wasn't even touched. he couldn't move to pick up the fumble. he had hobbled throughout the game. started limping in the first
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on the horizon? what does this have to do with superstorm sandy? we'll tell you. martha: new concerns whether president obama's pick for defense secretary might signal a return to a troubling time in u.s. history. we're going to talk about that. bill and i will be right after . [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. martha: well back in court more than one year after the most high-profile murder trial in recent history. casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old little girl, kaley, back in 2011. her lawyers plan to appeal lying to the authorities. remember she said her daughter had been kidnapped by a baby-sitter named zenida? remember that story? it took up a lot of time and energy for that investigation. all of that drew widespread media attention. found eventually not too far from the family's ho
congress and that is billions in relief for hurricane sandy victims. we're also learning about special tax breaks in that fiscal cliff deal. with so much criticism leveled at speaker boehner, there were some questions about whether his future was in doubt. the rousing applause for john boehner capped his return as speaker of the house. after a turbulent few weeks of setbacks that have cast doubt on his power and influence, a dozen rebellious conservatives turned against him, but boehner had enough votes. and, following tradition, the top democrat, nancy pelosi, did the honors. >> eye present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you! >> reporter: while boehner is known to show emotion, it seemed to reflect the pressure he has been under. >> you come here humbled by the opportunity to serve. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff drama also cost taxpayers with special interest. the law extended for two years tax breaks already on the books, including $430 million for hollywood, producer to make their movies and tv shows in the u.s. $70 million in tax credits for
, is the extra that we're very likely to spend on sandy storm relief. so to put it bluntly, bill, we're on track for a trillion dollar deficit for the fifth straight year. we will hit 17 trillion total national debt sometime this fall. bill: just keeps on going. all the trillion dollar deficits wracked up by the current administration. >> that is total debt. that is deficit after deficit, after deficit. you add it all up, total debt, 17 trillion by this fall. another trillion dollar deficit this financial year. bill: all the push and pull we watch in november and december before the fiscal cliff deal -- >> neutral. bill: at the 11th hour -- >> neutral. bill: reduces deficit by $4 billion? >> that is it. that is interest we pay on national debt one day and six hours. bill: do the percentage of 4 billion on 293 billion for one quarter. it is niecely. >> that is because we raised taxes, theoretically get more revenue on that but we raise spending. we'll extend unemployment benefits for another year. and not counted in the andy storm damage. that would be another 51 billion, if that bill passes. bil
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, with the unemployment rate at 7.8% below consensus. with warmer than normal temps and impact of sandy being felt, how good of a read is this? goldman sachs upgrades for citi, conviction buy list, stronger bakes have fewer levers to pull in this tough environment. retail movers, target, underarmour, and we'll get cramer's take in just a few moments. a weaker than expected jobs report with december nonfarm payrolls coming in below stilts of 155,000. kelly evans is live at headquarters with a wrap-up of the details. >> a few people getting a sense of what we saw. i think one of the points here is job growth is becoming a little more consistent. we saw payrolls grow about 155,000 in december. in fact, that's almost bang on the average on the whole year. despite some of the choppiness early in the discovery, they're gaining traction now. a concern remains about 2013 in particular, what could happen when payroll taxes do increase on that point. it was encouraging to see for the second straight month a growth in average hourly earnings as well. >> kelly, thank you. is that good enough to say that the averag
following superstorm sandy. >>> on wall street, stock markets ended on the up mark. and the s & p500 gained seven and hit its highest close in five years. >>> congress passed a bill today to help victims of superstorm sandy. the legislation easily cleared the house and senate. it provides $9.7 billion to paid for flood insurance claims. a broader measure providing $51 million is scheduled for debate later this month but is expected to face opposition by those who say it's filled with port barrel projects. >> barack obama the state of illinois has received 332 votes, mitt romney the state of massachusetts has received 206 votes. >>> vice president joe biden released the electoral vote. the constitution says it's not official until the electoral college votes are counted. >>> the new film zero dark 30 about the killing of osama bin laden is drawing high praise as well as some pointed criticism. ktvu's rita williams tells us about a controversial part of the movie that has people protesting. >> never legal, never moral, never accepted. >> reporter: an unusual protest outside an emeryville thea
in the fiscal cliff deal. >>> superstorm sandy will likely cost the insurance industry at least $20 billion according to a new report from fitch ratings. fitch says the complexity assessing insurance losses from such a large and intense storm over a widespread region created uncertainty in estimating ultimate insured losses from superstorm sandy. that's the latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper liz: welcome back, everybody, live in las vegas on the floor of the consumer electronics show. we moved to a panel here. good friend of this broadcast is rob enderle. they're talking about evolution whether the pc survives. yes, according to rob. what about panasonic, everybody is talking about rumors that they would be getting out of the television business. get it straight from the horse's mouth. joe taylor is the head of panasonic america, north america. great to see you thank you. >> happy new year. liz: you guys getting out of the television business? >> i heard that 20 times in the last couple of months. i think it was mark train. the rumors of our demise are gre
earnings. superstorm sandy is expected to top the excuses. >>> and there may not be a lot of love to go around in washington around valentine's day this year. if lawmakers fail to come together on debt talks. according to fresh numbers, the u.s. could hit the debt ceiling by early as mid february. john harwood explains all the details, a couple of reasons to go and visit that website this morning. cnbc.com. >>> still to come, why property is up at samsung electronics, but the share price is down. see you in a moment. >>> welcome back. alcoa gets the earnings reports started today. slower growth in the economy, the eu debt crisis and superstorm sandy are expected to top issues. take a look at shares this morning. before the report, they're down .75% in frankfurt. so trailing the 34k9. they have been roughly flat over the last few months. james is a huge fan of werings season. you're so excited about this one, i know. >> i live for the wering hes season. you could spend almost your entire time -- >> there's only about three months of the year when you're not engaged in looking at earnings
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